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New Motherboard

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#1 kolias


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Posted 17 February 2008 - 01:41 PM

This is my 1st time I build a new PC and have the following 3 questions (Case = Antec Pro series P182, PSU = Antec 650W Neopower Blue, Mobo = Asus P5k3 Deluxe WiFi, CPU Intel Core 2 Duo E6850).
1: The case has 2 LED lights for 2 IEDE HD with 2 pins plug for each LED but my Mobo has only 1 connection for these lights. Can I use a "Y" connection if it exists or I should forget about the 2nd LED?
2: The Mobo provides a 4 pin plug for the system warning speaker but there is no such wire included in my Case or Mobo. Where do I find this wiring?
3: The case comes with three 120mm fans and each fan has only one standard 4 pin power connector and a switch attached to the case with HI, MED & LO positions (dont know the number of wires for each switch because they are fed with a tinny cable). My mobo has four 3pin voltage regulation connections for case fans. How do I connect my fans to the mobo so it can regulate the fan's speed as needed? Thank you

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#2 Sneakycyber


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Posted 17 February 2008 - 07:47 PM

1. One LED should be your power light (Labeled PLED) and one should be your HDD activity light (labeled IDE_LED)

2. Most cases do not include an internal speaker some manufactures provide them with the MB most do not. its not a critical component to operate the computer unless you have a problem.

3. Those fans are meant to be connected to the power supply with the standard Molex connector and controlled using the included switches.

Edit: The connections for your LED's and Case switches are diagrammed in the owners manual on page 56 of the PDF document. I found this online here

Edited by Sneakycyber, 17 February 2008 - 07:49 PM.

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